Chicago Equity Partners LLC decreased its position in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) by 76.8% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 43,540 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 144,385 shares during the quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC owned 0.14% of Walker & Dunlop worth $2,278,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in WD. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 21,018.7% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,186,367 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $174,530,000 after purchasing an additional 4,166,544 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 11.0% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,783,928 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $184,769,000 after purchasing an additional 374,119 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp increased its position in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 5.4% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 680,099 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $33,209,000 after purchasing an additional 34,910 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 13.3% during the 2nd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 515,171 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $25,156,000 after purchasing an additional 60,675 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 16.8% during the 1st quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 413,051 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $17,219,000 after purchasing an additional 59,361 shares during the last quarter. 77.05% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $49.00 target price on shares of Walker & Dunlop in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. JMP Securities raised Walker & Dunlop from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $55.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. BidaskClub downgraded Walker & Dunlop from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Walker & Dunlop from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Walker & Dunlop presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $44.00.

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Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE WD) opened at $48.27 on Friday. Walker & Dunlop, Inc. has a 1-year low of $27.93 and a 1-year high of $56.46. The company has a current ratio of 12.88, a quick ratio of 7.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.84. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,499.51, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.38 and a beta of 1.44.

Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The financial services provider reported $1.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.09. Walker & Dunlop had a return on equity of 22.35% and a net margin of 21.81%. The company had revenue of $179.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $166.38 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.96 EPS. Walker & Dunlop’s revenue was up 16.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Walker & Dunlop, Inc. will post 4.45 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Walker & Dunlop news, Director Dana L. Schmaltz acquired 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 7th. The stock was bought at an average price of $45.10 per share, for a total transaction of $45,100.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 47,983 shares in the company, valued at $2,164,033.30. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 11.70% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Walker & Dunlop Profile

Walker & Dunlop, Inc is a holding company, which conducts its operations through Walker & Dunlop, LLC. The Company provides commercial real estate financial products and services primarily to developers and owners of multifamily properties. The Company originates, sells and services a range of multifamily and other commercial real estate financing products, including Multifamily Finance, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Finance, Capital Markets, and Proprietary Capital.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD)

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